Wednesday, January 5, 2011

My Personal Wishes & Goals for 2011

Thanks for all your very supportive and inspiring comments!

As promised, here are my personal wishes for 2011.

1) For Smart Gilas national team- that we may regain lost basketball glory for our country! I strongly believe we can do it no matter what people say. With the right frame of mind, training, exposure, discipline, skill, it can be done if God wills it. But more than just proving Filipinos wrong, the reason why i want Gilas to succeed so bad is really to unite the Filipino people and inspire them - that despite the odds, we can succeed in life if we possess the right habits and values! Just like how Manny Pacquiao, the Azkals and other sports heroes have done.

2) For Philippine sports - that all sports stakeholders may put aside all personal ambition and glory for the greater glory of the country. It's close to impossible to eradicate totally the politics in sports, but at least start somewhere towards creating programs for the development of our current and future national coaches and athletes. Sports is a legal battleground where we can lift our national flags with pride after defeating our opponents.

3) Philippine economy - I wish that the economy will continue to flourish and that the stock market will keep moving upwards, although experts predict it won't be as hot as 2010.

4) The Philippines - I pray we be spared of major calamities this year. And that the Filipino people will do what is right, and not do something just because everyone is doing it.

5) I wish for good health for myself, my family and close friends.

6) I want to meet Jay Chou & Steve Nash! hehehe

Next, let me jot down my personal goals for this year. I believe it is truly helpful to ones self-improvement if one makes a conscious effort to set concrete goals to enable him/her to work towards it. It doesn't matter if its a long-term goal, mid-term or short-term goal. I'll put mine down randomly. I would advise you to do the same.

1) I will dedicate most of my time to basketball , for my personal improvement and that of the team. (as if i haven't devoted my entire life to the team) I will improve my shooting percentage and be more aggressive. One last hurrah! This could be my last year of competitive basketball.

2) Open at least 3 more Happy Lemon branches

3) I will take a more active role in promulgating my advocacies, such as education and entrepreneurship among others. It is one thing to raise awareness through shows, press releases, etc, but i want to have a deeper engagement as well. This will happen towards the end of the year, after the FIBA Asia Championship in September.

4) In everything I do, i will try my best to set a good example, especially to the kids. I know i have a mission/apostolate to bring people closer to God through my various platforms . But in doing so, i myself must become closer to God. I have my own shortcomings, but I'm constantly trying to improve. I will spend more time in prayer, receiving the sacraments, conversing w/ my spiritual director & doing simple good deeds.

To end, here's a nice reflection i picked up from Bishop Tagle in his Jan. 1 homily in Tagaytay Highlands that I'd like to share. In lieu of the Feast of the Solemnity of our Lady as the Mother of God, Mary was full of grace as she accepted to embrace the responsibility of bearing the child Jesus and bringing Him into humankind. We normally ask God for grace or blessing. We thank Him profusely whenever we receive gifts, money, projects, etc. referring to these as 'blessings'! But these things are fleeting or short-lived. The true essence of the word 'blessing' is about you & me being a blessing to other people - this means that we should be Christ-like. Now here's my challenge to you, HOW can I be a blessing to other people?

Have a great day, folks!

Chris

44 comments:

NinyaPiya said...

We become a blessing to others if we continue searching and doing our purpose here on earth.:)

Thank you for the wonderful reflection! God bless!

Anonymous said...

Sana po matupad lahat ng wish mo :) and im pretty sure na matutupad po yan dahil you are wishing for the best :) Btw i also want to meet JAY CHOU ! hahaha ! :) AMDG

--Stephie :)

Leigh said...

nothing is impossible..just do all your best..
Your gonna meet your Idol again..
just like me I didn't expect that I'm gonna see you in person coz I always pray to god that someday I'm gonna see my Idol and that's you(chris tiu)..
God Bless you Chris...

Anonymous said...

hi chris!! it is really great to here from you after a long long time.haha. you've been really busy last year and it's really sad not to here from you. anyways, i know you try your best to keep in touch with your fans and supporters and thanks for updating your blog. i missed you. we missed you sooo much. the world is really lucky to have you. thank God. Godbless you and your love ones :D

kim said...

chris,

there are many ways to be a blessing to others, i think the best way is to:have an ear to listen, again listen.. this is one of the four macro-skills that we usually neglect.. and for your goals this 2010, i think it belongs to one category:to give God the greatest glory..Soli Deo Gloria..God bless..!

Gen Calica said...

wow great write up there!!!

how inspiring sana lang kasing sipag mo aqu kuya chris...

:)

Gen Calica said...

wow great write up there!!!

how inspiring sana lang kasing sipag mo aqu kuya chris...

:)

yil_17 said...

from one awesome blog to another...
very inspiring. you are so selfless. what keeps you doing all these things? what drives you?

i'm with you in praying that all your wishes will come true.

i'll be willing to do whatever to fulfill your goals for this year...just tell me :)

i love you, Chris! You really are a blessing to others.

Anonymous said...

babe i hope all your wishes will come true.i miss u.when do you plan 2 visit me?

ninzexclusive said...

babe i hope all your wishes will come true.i miss you and i love you. when do u plan 2 visit me?

jonx29 said...

very well said Chris!well, honestly i have reflected somehow in 2010..and because of your write ups, i realized i only have ideas but not concrete plans of what i want to achieve and what i where i want to be at this year..thanks for reminding your readers!haha!

i hope all your personal plans will materialize especially in basketball because you and the rest of the team will make a lot of Pinoys happy and proud!

and lastly, yeah i agree with you and Bishop Tagle, being thankful of whatever "blessings" we received in life, it will be more meaningful if we'll be able to share it and be a "blessing" to others as well..

*when i saw the trailer of Jay Chou's movie while waiting for my fave Harry Potter 7, i can't help but smile as i remembered you..i can't help but think,"hmm..chris tiu will definitely watch his idol's Hollywood movie!" haha!

happy 2011!^_^

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, what wonderful reflections! It's so nice to know that you also have a spiritual director. I try to see mine once a week no matter how busy I am (I know he is busier than I). There's something I can't really explain why it is so important to me. Hope you will be able to find more time for it no matter what sacrifices you will have to undergo to do it. God is more generous and so if you find more time for Him... JR

anna.yraj03 said...

chris,

hope that all ur wishes and goals for 2011 will come true,, ur a good person and i know that God will give u all the strength u need for this year and beyond,, gud luck to ur advocacies and i will help u in praying for them to come true,,, wish u more blessings in life..

love lots,...

anna... <3

Anonymous said...

hope that all ur wishes come true...and your goals also..

GOD bless and GUD LUCK..


--ANGEL :)

Anonymous said...

nothing is impossible to GOD!

:)
-xela

Anonymous said...

This blog is particularly moving Chris, especially the last paragraph. Truly, all the goods in this world are fleeting that is why we have to put our priority to what matter most.

You do not fail to inspire many young people. I pray everyday that you live up to this mission that God has given you.

Let's see if you could guess who I am :)

Anonymous said...

This blog is particularly moving Chris, especially the last paragraph. Truly, all the goods in this world are fleeting that is why we have to put our priority to what matter most.

You do not fail to inspire many young people. I pray everyday that you live up to this mission that God has given you.

Let's see if you could guess who I am :)

Khristine April B. Cruda said...

I love your tag line: For God's greater glory! That's nice. Indeed we're all called to do the same. I also had written my goals for 2011. To God be the glory!

badlongon said...

I wish you the best and good luck. You're way ahead of our generation. That's what great men have lived their lives - the likes of Jose Rizal and Gandhi. You've proven to be a man of principle, of hard-work, of faith. Keep on pointing the right way for us your supporters. You're always in our prayers.

~badlangon

M.I. said...

"Thoughts will manifest"

I'm sure your clearly stated goals for the year will happen because you believe in yourself.

Keep on blogging Chris. Your entries will surely influence the mindset of most Filipinos for the greater good.

Erine said...

To become a blessing, consider yourself as a puzzle piece of this jigsaw world.. Without you, the picture wont be complete. Simply said, take responsibility not only for yourself, buy for others as well. Selfless love to the highest!!!!!

I hope your wishes for this year will come true!!!!! God speed!!!

Anonymous said...

Chris, you are my inspiration. ;) Keep rockin' :'> Goodluck. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris, we know it's hard to continue living a good spiritual life in your industry, so we want you to know that we're right behind you. Keep it up, we're praying for you :)

anne margaret said...

Great blog posts Chris especially the latest one! You inspire a lot of people, and I'm proud to say I'm one of them. :) More power to you and to your businesses, sports/showbiz career, and public service advocacies. :D

AMDG.ANIMO.

-Megan

P.S I love Chinky Chickens' grilled chicken and Happy Lemon's milk tea with oreo + sago. Great great stuff! :>

Anonymous said...

sa lovelife la u b wish..hahaha by the way i wish that all your wishes will be come true this year 2011 and more blessing to come..Godbless

Anonymous said...

Chris you are a blessing to us since you are our role model as GOOD Filipino Citizen who loves our country you inspired us to be a good Filipino too specially we OFWs. God gave you great talent which you shared to all Filipinos you are our Pride with a bonus of good look inside and out.. We Hope God will shower you more blessing for you to be a blessing to all of us..

God Bless

M635ghoyang

Anonymous said...

Chris you are a blessing to us since you are our role model as GOOD Filipino Citizen who loves our country you inspired us to be a good Filipino too specially we OFWs. God gave you great talent which you shared to all Filipinos you are our Pride with a bonus of good look inside and out.. We Hope God will shower you more blessing for you to be a blessing to all of us..

God Bless

M635ghoyang

Anonymous said...

Chris you are a blessing to us since you are our role model as GOOD Filipino Citizen who loves our country you inspired us to be a good Filipino too specially we OFWs. God gave you great talent which you shared to all Filipinos you are our Pride with a bonus of good look inside and out.. We Hope God will shower you more blessing for you to be a blessing to all of us..

God Bless

M635ghoyang

Sonny Cruz said...

Chris,

Pano mo magagawa ang #3? ei maglalaro pa ang Smart Gilas Pilipinas National Basketball Team sa London Olympics 2012. I doubt it na magagawa mo ang #3.


Ang ganda naman ng reflection ni father tagle sana nga lang lahat ng andun sa misa na yun ay nakuha ang ibig sabihin ng homily ni father tagle.

Salamat ng marami nga pala sa pagpapaunlak mo ng magpapicture kami ng family ko ng bumisita kayo dito sa Bahrain.

We wish na sana if ever na makapagbakasyon kami aya meet ka ulit namin.

God bless you and your family

May our deat God bless all you your hearts desire in his most perfect time.

Anonymous said...

Chris,

I doubt pa kung magagawa mo ang #3, kasi nga ei maglalaro pa ang smart gilas Pilipinas sa London Olympic 2012.

http://www.philmug.ph/forum/showthread.php?p=898094#post898094

try to visit the link Chris may update ako diyan tungkol sa Smart Gilas Pilipinas

Anonymous said...

Chris,

if you really put GOD first in everything you will do for sure lahat ng gusto mong mangyari ay matutupad in GOD's most perfect time.

No.3, i doubt it sa ngayun? how about the London Olympic 2012? are you not going to play with the Smart Gilas Pilipinas? I know it is very difficult to reach the London Olympics but we do believe sa kakayanan ng Smart Gilas Pilipinas dahil ito ang National Basketball Team namin ng Family ko.

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Vianca said...

thanks for the inspiring blog. There may be a lot more who share your perspectives in life and missions in life, but very few can be a living convergence of so many ideals. That is you, Chris Tiu. :) Hope we can meet someday. And hope we can invite you in one of our seminars on entrepreneurship for the youth. Hope we can converse someday.

ericaspy02 said...

thanks for spreading the positivity!

stay grounded :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

I do hope everything is working out for you and you're getting closer everyday in fulfilling your 2011 goals. I really look up to you not just because of your achievements in academics or basketball but also because of your humility and kindness. You really have a good heart and I wish people could be more like you. That's why I hope you can also blog about some advices on how to approach life and become the best person that we can be just like what you did.

You're an inspiration Chris and I wish you all the best!

Chii Tseng said...

Most of our Goals & Wishes are the same. (: Just continue helping others. I'll help you out if you need help. I'm always here for you. (:

jagjeans said...

"Understand how beautifully God has added one more day in your life, not because you need it, but because someone else needs you."

Be a man and woman for others.

+AMDG+

:)

God bless you always Chris.

rina said...

are you going to leave smart - gilas?? why did you say na it might be your last competititve year for basketball?

i hope i can still see you play basketballl...

charles said...

hi chris nice blog, actually i found this one very late..but still thankful kc nakita ko din..hehe, btw why did you say that this is your last year of competitive basketball??? just curious.. thnx chris. God Bless

Nikkolai said...

hi kuya Chris,

nice blog
hmm i do believe that it is never too late to change, God is always giving us a second chance, and a third chance, and so on.. that's how merciful He is!
GOD bless po

hmm I'm just curious, why did you say na it might be your last competititve year for basketball? are u going to leave SMART GILAS??

well?
that's all for now thank you for the wonderful reflection God Bless and always pray :D

Nikkolai said...

hi kuya Chris,

nice blog
hmm i do believe that it is never too late to change, God is always giving us a second chance, and a third chance, and so on.. that's how merciful He is!
GOD bless po

hmm I'm just curious, why did you say na it might be your last competititve year for basketball? are u going to leave SMART GILAS??

well?
that's all for now thank you for the wonderful reflection God Bless and always pray :D

Beckie Talactac said...

kuya Chris,

di kana po ba maglalaro ulit after FIBA?? :((
i'm a dentistry student, nag aaral po ako mabuti, gusto ko po maging katulad mo, successful. ngayon lang po ako nakakastart manuod ng games mo po ng live, sana naman po madami pa ko mapanuod. super idol ko po kayo.

btw, goodluck po sa FIBA! keep doing what is right.. play with all your heart!

God bless you po. :)
I love you! :)

beckie talactac.

Jesse said...

Chris Tiu. Christiu. Christ=i+u :)

Jesse said...

I simply saw a replay of Gilas games at Dubai Invitational today on gma news tv. First time I saw the team play and I instantly fell in love with the team. Maybe it was the patriotic instinct in me which is innate in every Filipino. Wanting to find out about this national team, I stumbled upon your blog. Then before I know it, I was already speed-reading a year worth of your blog entries. (I was reading Chris Tiu's blog, his thoughts. And he wasnt just an ordinary Ateneo alumnus, but the Blue Eagles' team captain!) I ignored my heart's pulsating, which still bleeds green after all, and kept reading. Today, you have inspired me. You aspire to be what God wants His children to be: Christ-like. At this age and time, it's very rare to find someone so young and inspiring. You provoke confidence in others. You exalt God and exalt other people too. You extend yourself to other people, because you love. You're a positive force, Chris. And I believe you will stretch yourself to do His will. :) God bless you.